Federal Acquisition Regulation; Information Collection; Make-or-Buy Program, 10007-10008 [E8-3560]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 73, No. 37 / Monday, February 25, 2008 / Notices rfrederick on PROD1PC67 with NOTICES an extension of a currently approved information collection requirement concerning commerce patent regulations, Public Law 98–620. The clearance currently expires on June 30, 2008. Public comments are particularly invited on: Whether this collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of functions of the FAR, and whether it will have practical utility; whether our estimate of the public burden of this collection of information is accurate, and based on valid assumptions and methodology; ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; and ways in which we can minimize the burden of the collection of information on those who are to respond, through the use of appropriate technological collection techniques or other forms of information technology. DATES: Submit comments on or before April 25, 2008. ADDRESSES: Submit comments regarding this burden estimate or any other aspect of this collection of information, including suggestions for reducing this burden to the General Services Administration, FAR Secretariat, 1800 F Street, NW., Room 4035, Washington, DC 20405. Please cite OMB Control No. 9000–0095, Commerce Patent Regulations, in all correspondence. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Mr. Ernest Woodson, Contract Policy Division, GSA (202) 501–3775. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: A. Purpose As a result of the Department of Commerce (Commerce) publishing a final rule in the Federal Register implementing Public Law 98–620 (52 FR 8552, March 18, 1987), a revision to FAR Subpart 27.3 to implement the Commerce regulation was published as an interim rule in the Federal Register at 54 FR 25060, June 12, 1989. The final rule was published without change on June 21, 1990. A Government contractor must report all subject inventions to the contracting officer, submit a disclosure of the invention, and identify any publication, or sale, or public use of the invention (52.227–11(c) and 52.227–13(e)(2)). Contractors are required to submit periodic or interim and final reports listing subject inventions (27.303(e)(3)(ii) and 52.227–3(e)(3)). In order to ensure that subject inventions are reported, the contractor is required to establish and maintain effective procedures for identifying and disclosing subject inventions (52.227– 11, Alternate IV, and 52.227–13(e)(1)). VerDate Aug<31>2005 14:34 Feb 22, 2008 Jkt 214001 In addition, the contractor must require his employees, by written agreements, to disclose subject inventions (52.227–11(e)(2) and 52.227– 13(e)(4)). The contractor also has an obligation to utilize the subject invention, and agree to report, upon request, the utilization or efforts to utilize the subject invention (27.302(e) and 52.227–11(f)). B. Annual Reporting Burden The annual reporting burden is estimated as follows: Respondents: 1,200. Responses per Respondent: 9.75. Total Responses: 11,700. Hours per Response: 3.9. Total Burden Hours: 45,630. Obtaining Copies or Proposals: Requesters may obtain a copy of the information collection documents from the General Services Administration, FAR Secretariat (VPR), 1800 F Street, NW., Room 4035, Washington, DC 20405, telephone (202) 501–4755. Please cite OMB Control No. 9000–0095, Commerce Patent Regulations, in all correspondence. Dated: February 10, 2008. Al Matera, Director, Office of Acquisition Policy. [FR Doc. E8–3558 Filed 2–22–08; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6820–EP–P 10007 Public comments are particularly invited on: Whether this collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of functions of the FAR, and whether it will have practical utility; whether our estimate of the public burden of this collection of information is accurate, and based on valid assumptions and methodology; ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; and ways in which we can minimize the burden of the collection of information on those who are to respond, through the use of appropriate technological collection techniques or other forms of information technology. DATES: Submit comments on or before April 25, 2008. ADDRESSES: Submit comments regarding this burden estimate or any other aspect of this collection of information, including suggestions for reducing this burden, to the General Services Administration, FAR Secretariat (VPR), 1800 F Street, NW., Room 4035, Washington, DC 20405. Please cite OMB Control No. 9000–0078, Make-or-Buy Program, in all correspondence. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Jeritta Parnell, Contract Policy Division, GSA (202) 501–4082. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: A. Purpose DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE GENERAL SERVICES ADMINISTRATION NATIONAL AERONAUTICS AND SPACE ADMINISTRATION [OMB Control No. 9000–0078] Federal Acquisition Regulation; Information Collection; Make-or-Buy Program AGENCIES: Department of Defense (DOD), General Services Administration (GSA), and National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA). ACTION: Notice of request for comments regarding an extension to an existing OMB clearance (9000–0078). SUMMARY: Under the provisions of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (44 U.S.C. Chapter 35), the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) Secretariat will be submitting to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) a request to review and approve an extension of a currently approved information collection requirement concerning make-or-buy programs. The clearance currently expires on June 30, 2008. PO 00000 Frm 00024 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Price, performance, and/or implementation of socio-economic policies may be affected by make-or-buy decisions under certain Government prime contracts. Accordingly, FAR 15.407–2, Make-or-Buy Programs (i) Sets forth circumstances under which a Government contractor must submit for approval by the contracting officer a make-or-buy program, i.e., a written plan identifying major items to be produced or work efforts to be performed in the prime contractor’s facilities and those to be subcontracted; (ii) Provides guidance to contracting officers concerning the review and approval of the make-or-buy programs; and (iii) Prescribes the contract clause at FAR 52.215–9, Changes or Additions to Make-or-Buy Programs, which specifies the circumstances under which the contractor is required to submit for the contracting officer’s advance approval a notification and justification of any proposed change in the approved makeor-buy program. The information is used to assure the lowest overall cost to the Government for required supplies and services. B. Annual Reporting Burden Respondents: 150. E:\FR\FM\25FEN1.SGM 25FEN1 10008 Federal Register / Vol. 73, No. 37 / Monday, February 25, 2008 / Notices Responses per Respondent: 3. Total Responses: 450. Hours per Response: 8. Total Burden Hours: 3,600. Obtaining Copies of Proposals: Requesters may obtain a copy of the information collection documents from the General Services Administration, FAR Secretariat (VPR), Room 4035, Washington, DC 20405, telephone (202) 501–4755. Please cite OMB Control No. 9000–0078, Make-or-Buy Program, in all correspondence. Dated: February 15, 2008. Al Matera, Director, Office of Acquisition Policy. [FR Doc. E8–3560 Filed 2–22–08; 8:45 am] DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION National Committee on Foreign Medical Education and Accreditation; Meeting National Committee on Foreign Medical Education and Accreditation, Department of Education. AGENCY: What Is the Purpose of This Notice? The purpose of this notice is to announce the upcoming meeting of the National Committee on Foreign Medical Education and Accreditation (the Committee). Parts of this meeting will be open to the public, and the public is invited to attend those portions. When and Where Will the Meeting Take Place? We will hold the public meeting on March 6, 2008 from 1 p.m. until approximately 5 p.m. in the Potomac One and Two Room at The Melrose Hotel, 2430 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW., Washington, DC 20037–6936. You may call the hotel at 202–955–6400 to inquire about room accommodations. rfrederick on PROD1PC67 with NOTICES What Assistance Will Be Provided to Individuals With Disabilities? The meeting site is accessible to individuals with disabilities. If you will need an auxiliary aid or service to participate in the meeting, e.g., interpreting service, assistive listening device, or materials in an alternate format, notify the contact person listed in this notice at least two weeks before the scheduled meeting date. Although we will attempt to meet a request received after that date, we may not be able to make available the requested auxiliary aid or service because of insufficient time to arrange it. 14:34 Feb 22, 2008 Please contact Ms. Melissa Lewis, the Executive Director for the National Committee on Foreign Medical Education and Accreditation, if you have questions about the meeting. You may contact her at the U.S. Department of Education, room 7127, MS 7563, 1990 K St., NW., Washington, DC 20006, telephone: (202) 219–7009, fax: (202) 219–7008, e-mail: Melissa.Lewis@ed.gov. Individuals who use a telecommunications device for the deaf (TDD) may call the Federal Information Relay Service at 1–800–877–8339. What Are the Functions of the Committee? BILLING CODE 6820–EP–P VerDate Aug<31>2005 Who Is the Contact Person for the Meeting? Jkt 214001 The Committee was established by the Secretary of Education under Section 102 of the Higher Education Act of 1965, as amended. The Committee’s responsibilities are to: • Evaluate the standards of accreditation applied to applicant foreign medical schools; and • Determine the comparability of those standards to standards for accreditation applied to United States medical schools. What Items Will Be on the Agenda for Discussion at the Meeting? The Committee will review the standards of accreditation applied to medical schools by several foreign countries to determine whether those standards are comparable to the standards of accreditation applied to medical schools in the United States. Discussions of the standards of accreditation will be held in sessions open to the public. Discussions that focus on specific determinations of comparability are closed to the public in order that each country may be properly notified of the decision. The countries tentatively scheduled to be discussed at the meeting include: The Caribbean Accreditation Authority for Education in Medicine and Other Health Professions, Cayman Islands, Costa Rica, Czech Republic, Ireland, St. Maarten, and the United Kingdom. Beginning February 22, you may call the contact person listed above to obtain the final listing of the countries whose standards will be discussed during this meeting. The listing of countries will also be posted on the Department of Education’s Web site at the following address: http://www.ed.gov/about/ bdscomm/list/ncfmea.html. PO 00000 Frm 00025 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 How May I Obtain Electronic Access to This Document? 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E8–3469 Filed 2–22–08; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4000–01–P DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION Notice Reopening the Deadline Date for the New Fiscal Year (FY) 2008 Awards; Personnel Development To Improve Services and Results for Children With Disabilities Program (CFDA No. 84.324T) Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services, Department of Education. ACTION: Notice reopening the deadline date for the transmittal of applications for new Fiscal Year (FY) 2008 awards. AGENCY: SUMMARY: On November 27, 2007, a notice inviting applications for new FY 2008 awards under the Personnel Development to Improve Services and Results for Children with Disabilities Program was published in the Federal Register (72 FR 66143). The notice provided a deadline date and other information regarding the transmittal of applications for several FY 2008 competitions under the Personnel Development to Improve Services and Results for Children with Disabilities Program. 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[Federal Register Volume 73, Number 37 (Monday, February 25, 2008)]
[Notices]
[Pages 10007-10008]
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[FR Doc No: E8-3560]


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DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE

GENERAL SERVICES ADMINISTRATION

NATIONAL AERONAUTICS AND SPACE ADMINISTRATION

[OMB Control No. 9000-0078]


Federal Acquisition Regulation; Information Collection; Make-or-
Buy Program

AGENCIES: Department of Defense (DOD), General Services Administration 
(GSA), and National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA).

ACTION: Notice of request for comments regarding an extension to an 
existing OMB clearance (9000-0078).

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SUMMARY: Under the provisions of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 
(44 U.S.C. Chapter 35), the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) 
Secretariat will be submitting to the Office of Management and Budget 
(OMB) a request to review and approve an extension of a currently 
approved information collection requirement concerning make-or-buy 
programs. The clearance currently expires on June 30, 2008.
    Public comments are particularly invited on: Whether this 
collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of 
functions of the FAR, and whether it will have practical utility; 
whether our estimate of the public burden of this collection of 
information is accurate, and based on valid assumptions and 
methodology; ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the 
information to be collected; and ways in which we can minimize the 
burden of the collection of information on those who are to respond, 
through the use of appropriate technological collection techniques or 
other forms of information technology.

DATES: Submit comments on or before April 25, 2008.

ADDRESSES: Submit comments regarding this burden estimate or any other 
aspect of this collection of information, including suggestions for 
reducing this burden, to the General Services Administration, FAR 
Secretariat (VPR), 1800 F Street, NW., Room 4035, Washington, DC 20405. 
Please cite OMB Control No. 9000-0078, Make-or-Buy Program, in all 
correspondence.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Jeritta Parnell, Contract Policy 
Division, GSA (202) 501-4082.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

A. Purpose

    Price, performance, and/or implementation of socio-economic 
policies may be affected by make-or-buy decisions under certain 
Government prime contracts. Accordingly, FAR 15.407-2, Make-or-Buy 
Programs (i) Sets forth circumstances under which a Government 
contractor must submit for approval by the contracting officer a make-
or-buy program, i.e., a written plan identifying major items to be 
produced or work efforts to be performed in the prime contractor's 
facilities and those to be subcontracted;
    (ii) Provides guidance to contracting officers concerning the 
review and approval of the make-or-buy programs; and
    (iii) Prescribes the contract clause at FAR 52.215-9, Changes or 
Additions to Make-or-Buy Programs, which specifies the circumstances 
under which the contractor is required to submit for the contracting 
officer's advance approval a notification and justification of any 
proposed change in the approved make-or-buy program.
    The information is used to assure the lowest overall cost to the 
Government for required supplies and services.

B. Annual Reporting Burden

    Respondents: 150.

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    Responses per Respondent: 3.
    Total Responses: 450.
    Hours per Response: 8.
    Total Burden Hours: 3,600.
    Obtaining Copies of Proposals: Requesters may obtain a copy of the 
information collection documents from the General Services 
Administration, FAR Secretariat (VPR), Room 4035, Washington, DC 20405, 
telephone (202) 501-4755. Please cite OMB Control No. 9000-0078, Make-
or-Buy Program, in all correspondence.

    Dated: February 15, 2008.
Al Matera,
Director, Office of Acquisition Policy.
[FR Doc. E8-3560 Filed 2-22-08; 8:45 am]
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